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How to make beautiful women even more beautiful? That’s what Charlotte Tilbury does every day—even when “every day” turns out to be one of the industry’s most exciting and high-stakes award shows.

The Brit beauty queen gave us the inside track on the looks she created for Amal Clooney and Sienna Miller, and we’ve got all the tools you’ll need to re-create the beauty for yourself. Every day.

 

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Liquid and gel-based eyeliners make it a snap to give your eyes a precise pop—whether you want movie-star glam or something a little more fresh and funky. Here’s a down-and-dirty mini guide for a few easy eyeliner looks.

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Go behind the scenes at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris with M·A·C Senior Artists Fatima Thomas, John Stapleton, Tiffany Johnston and Cynthia Rivas. M·A·C supported over 200 shows this season, and the artists are boiling it all down by city into the top beauty trends and must-have products.

New York

Juan Carlos Obando (makeup by Serge Hodonou)

“This season’s backstage beauty trends are easy to take from catwalk to sidewalk. One of the most popular trends has been the revival of late 1990s colors: chocolate, taupe, dirty pink, fleshy peach. A couple decades’ worth of technological advances make for more refined finishes with better skin affinity.

“If I were to list my most coveted products of the season, I’d have to go with M·A·C Cosmetics Eye Pencil in ‘Coffee,’ Pro Longwear Paint Pot in ‘Tailor Grey’ and Pro Gloss Coat.” –Fatima Thomas, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

London

Peter Pilotto (makeup by Lucia Pica) | Paul Smith (makeup by Petros Petrohilos)

“Cream products made their mark at London Fashion Week with the help of M·A·C’s Cream Color Base. Peter Pilotto featured it in ‘Luna’ and ‘Hush,’ topped off with Pro Gloss Coat on the cheekbones.

The raw, sun-kissed skin seen at Paul Smith was achieved by using Cream Colour Base in ‘Tint’ across the nose and cheeks. For an even more luminous look, use your M·A·C opalescent pigments like ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Pink Opal’ swept across cheekbones, down the nose and into the bow of the lip.” –John Stapleton, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

Milan

Marni (makeup by Tom Pecheux)

“This season in Milan, I saw some amazing uses of white color. The skin was neutral with real texture, highlighting areas of the face with various translucent powders. To push light into the skin tone, apply with a fluffy powder brush. This technique yields a gentler contour by utilizing the natural shadows of the bone structure. It was a clean and refreshing look for the spring and summer season.” –Tiffany Johnston, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

Paris

Gareth Pugh (makeup by Alex Box) | Haider Ackerman (makeup by Stéphane Marais)

“I couldn’t imagine a better city than Paris to close the SS14 season. The architectural backdrop was the perfect setting for the makeup looks. It was all about taking a moment to stop and really look at the details, shades, shapes and textures.

The makeup for Gareth Pugh was one of my favorites. It became ‘double take’ makeup, with an unexpected 3-D finish. Alex created eye pieces that were shaded from top to bottom with M•A•C Eye Shadows in ‘Carbon,’ ‘Soot’ and ‘Brule’ for a gradation of color. Then he placed them over the eye, covering the eyebrows, to create a floating eye makeup look. The rest of the skin was perfected using Face and Body Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer to spot-correct. He then dusted a sheer veil of Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder down the T-Zone to set.

Another show that focused on the eyes was Haider Ackermann. Skin was perfected with a sheer foundation; I like M·A·C’s BB Cream with Fix+ to create a natural glow. Then stunning graphic eyeliner was applied that looked incredibly striking on the runway. It was shaped using Fluidline in’Blacktrack’ and then set with Black Glitter, to appear almost wet-looking in the light.” –Cynthia Rivas, M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist

NYFW photos by M•A•C Senior Artist Fatima Thomas, all others by Luca Cannonieri

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Watch as one of the Head Makeup Artists for NARS, Cindy Rodriguez, shows you how to easily re-create two stunning looks using new NARS Eye Paint.

Smoky and smoldering with NARS Eye Paint in ‘Mesopotamia’

A perfect pop of color with NARS Eye Paint in ‘Mozambique’

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A little star-spangled makeup can make Independence Day even more festive. For a bombs-bursting-in-air lip look, try theBalm ‘BalmShelter’ Tinted Lip Gloss SPF 17 in Pinup Girl, a juicy, cherry-red tint that will help keep your kisser protected from the sun. To get an all-day twinkle on your eyes, try stila ‘sparkle’ waterproof liquid eyeliner in Curacao, a beautiful ocean blue. Happy 4th!

—Stefanie Frank

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“The key to creating the perfect wing is knowing that it takes a few simple steps, not just one big swoop.” –Elyse Reneau, South Coast Plaza Beauty Stylist

1. Gently pull the corner of one eye slightly upward, and look down into your mirror.
2. Using a liquid eyeliner, paint a line from the outside corner of the eye out to the length you’d like your wing to be, tapering the edge.
3. Starting at the inner corner of your eye, paint the liner as close to your lash line as possible, starting thin; you can always add more.
4. Finish by filling any space between the lines, and achieve your desired thickness by adding more liner.

For easy definition and long-lasting results, we recommend the new Laura Mercier crème eyeliner (available in 6 shades) and angled fine liner brush.

Voilà! The perfect wing.

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Bobbi Brown’s wildly popular long-wear gel eyeliner, now in pencil form!


First came the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, a life-changing little pot and ultra-fine brush embraced by busy women everywhere for the combo’s precise line and stay-put perfection. Now Brown has magicked her formula into a pencil for an even quicker foolproof application.

At long last, Brown’s new Long-Wear Eye Pencils have us beyond excited. These little sticks are chock-full of dynamite color, with six shades to suit any of our moods or occasions. It’s 12 hours of no-muss liner that even our tears of joy can’t smudge.

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